Representative Emmer Withdraws as Speaker Candidate

He would have fallen short of the necessary votes.  After a number of secret ballots in a closed-door session on Tuesday, Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota, the House…

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Search for Speaker Sees Nine Potential Candidates 

Closed-door meeting held ahead of Tuesday’s secret ballot. Nine new candidates have entered the race to fill the vacancy for Speaker of the House. They engaged in a closed-door…

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Representative Scalise Diagnosed with Blood Cancer

The congressman from Louisiana calls the condition “very treatable” as he begins treatments. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana has been given a diagnosis of multiple myeloma,…

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